My family and I love taking family vacations! My husband and I made a promise to my mom after my dad passed away last year that we will take her on family vacations in honor of my dad. My mom and dad were very fortunate to go on vacations together every year and I, myself am very fortunate for them taking me when I was younger 🙂
So This year as a family vacation we decided to go to Maui. Before going on our trip my daughters pre-school teacher gave her a froggy named ‘Freddy”, and told her to take good care of him on our trip and make sure to take a lot of pictures with him. Then when she comes back she will have to tell her class all about her trip with all the pictures she took. She also, told her that she was only allowed to take pictures with her family and not strangers.
This I thought was a splendid idea!!! It builds responsibility, memories and also teaches her to be safe and know her surrounding. Plus, she gets to build a ‘story” where she can tell her teacher and friends all about her fun trip and where she went. So next time you go on a family trip with your children, make sure to take a stuffed animal and have your children do the same because my daughter had a blast and remembered to take her “Freddy” everywhere she went!!!